Every year since The Studio opened we have had a little Snowman painting. This year we are featuring our “Snowmen All in a Row”. Join us on Sunday, January 17th at 2 pm to paint it in person at The Studio. (Click here to register.) Or you can order a Take-Home Kit and paint this one at home. (Click here to order a kit.) You decide what is best for your painting style. We just hope you will want to paint these fun little guys.

I’m remembering my sweet boy Jed today. It was the day we went to get him in St Clairsville OH. You can read more about him here. I miss him so much!

Beautiful button art at The Studio yesterday….mainly hearts….getting ready for Valentine’s Day. These are un to make and so beautiful. It’s hard to see the detail in this photo but they are amazing! Nice work everyone! Check out our upcoming classes and Take-Home Kits here.

Yesterday we had our annual family paint party. Everyone did an awesome job creating snowman boards to decorate the front door area at their homes. Welcome in the New Year! Nice work everyone.

Big Mama

Every year on this day I remember Big Mama. We lost her 15 years ago….and it seems like just yesterday. I miss her. She taught me so much and for that I will be forever grateful. Here is a past post where I reminisce about her. I hope you enjoy it.

Happy New Year!

We have so many things coming up….take a look here to see what is available at The Studio for a Paint Party and what is available as a Take-Home Kit. Click here to see it all. We hope you will join us soon at The Studio or come pick up a kit and follow along on a video.

Our last drive-about of our vacation took us to the Historic Christ Church between Irvington and Weems, Virginia. The 1735 church is in near original condition. Amazing! If you are in the Northern Neck it is worth the drive by to take a look. A colonial treasure!

Continuing from our story from yesterday, part of our drive-about included stopping at Washington’s birthplace. It is an interesting visit to see where he was born, although the house no longer exists there is a ground marker where the foundation was and you can see the size…very small for a large family. There is also a Memorial House that is a structure that represents a house of the period. Always interesting to me are the outbuildings….kitchen, barns, weaving rooms, etc. The kitchen house was quite large. Exploring history is still so important…the things we discover…the gratitude we must feel for how far we have come. As Washington said, “How much more delightful….is the task of making improvements on the earth, than all the vain glory which can be acquired from ravaging it…”